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Reading Strategies Guide for A Long Way Gone- more than just questions

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I created this guide for the novel A Long Way Gone to be something other than a workbook of comprehension questions. I wanted students to relate to and understand Ishmael as they went through his journey. After studying multiple reading strategies and going to professional development, I designed this guide. There are reading strategies for every chapter such as question matrix, double entry journals, vocab o gram, concept circles, wordstorming, facts & questions ladder, portable word wall, point of view guide, spawn, reading notations, somebody wanted but so, 321, frayer model and many more. This keeps students engaged and relates the novel to their life. It uses multiple learning styles. I personally spent a lot of time on it and LOVE it!
I have now added an updated EXTRA student guide to this that is different with questions geared more towards the Common Core for higher level thinking and the use of evidence from the novel. I decided not to put this separate but add it in for FREE.
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This was a real time saver. The amount of effort put into this product is evident and the various reading strategies keep students engaged and helps with their comprehension.
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Wow! This is impressive. Very comprehensive! By far the best resource I have found on this novel. Thank you!
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On  July 19, 2012,  Buyer said:
This is a great unit with many activities which address different learning styles. I am very excited to use this material with my students this Fall.

UPDATE: I am in the middle of the memoir and unit now. The book is a HUGE hit with my students and these reading strategies have been wonderful for engaging the students. I added some of my own activities and together, this unit packs a powerful punch. Furthemore, many of these strategies align with the common core, which makes my district happy. Win-win-win!
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On  April 18, 2012Wende Wolfe-Perez (TpT Seller) said:
I Love this unit! It provides a variety of thinking strategies and I am receiving great comments from my students. It allows teachers to reach all students and their varying learning styles.
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On  March 1, 2012,  Buyer said:
This guide provides a tue form of authentic assessment. The activities are fun, yet very relevant to the memoir. My favorite one so far is when students are asked to write a summary of a chapter, with each word being 10 cents, and the students only having 10.00. My kids loved it. Thank you.
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On  December 4, 2011,  Buyer asked:
Hi Juli-
I'm interested in knowing more about how these reading strategies are organized. Are they generic strategies or are they designed specifically for this memoir? If they are specific, are they planned by page/chapter, literary element, theme, etc. I feel I need more information before I spend money on anything.
Thanks so much for any information you provide.
Michelle
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On  December 6, 2011Juli Watson answered:
It's set up to have activities to do before they read chapters, while they read chapters, and after they have finished reading the chapter. The guide uses strategies from Rick Wormelli's summarization strategies, Janet Allen, and from two different Literacy Strategies books. What I did was go through and try and use different strategies such as SPAWN writing, Double Entry Journals, Question Matrix, Vocab O Gram, Facts & Questions Ladder, ect... I was tired of just using comprehension packs that asked questions. I wanted the students to think more and relate what they were reading to life. I went through all of my literacy strategy books and the books by Janet Allen and Rick Wormelli. I started creating the pack using these strategies. There are some sample pages you can download to look at if this helps at all. If you have more questions, please let me know.
Juli
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